Palo Alto Event

FT Global Investment Series: Focus on Canada
Create. Innovate. Grow.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | Four Seasons Hotel, Silicon Valley

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At a time of continuing uncertainty and fragile recovery prospects, Canada's economic performance stands out among advanced economies. Throughout the global downturn, Canada posted the fastest employment growth in the G-7 and today its real GDP is above pre-recessional levels, the best performance in the G-7. Despite the prospects for slow economic growth in advanced countries due to, among other factors, falling household and business confidence, the Canadian economy is forecast to grow 1.8 percent in 2013 - the second fastest among G-7 countries.

The Government of Canada has committed new resources and programs to support leading-edge research and international collaborations to bolster the country's competitiveness in the technology sector and in other innovation-intensive sectors. This drive is being supported by Canada's economic stability, healthy fiscal position, robust banking system, low corporate tax rates, favorable R&D tax incentives and highly-educated workforce.

What are the most promising opportunities and key considerations for businesses looking to establish or expand their operations in Canada? In today's increasingly globalized business environment, what makes Canada competitive in attracting the interest of US and foreign companies?

In the latest series of high-level forums, the Financial Times and the Government of Canada, will bring together senior policy-makers and business leaders from the US, Canada and abroad for six conferences in Seattle, Chicago, Palo Alto, Newport Beach, Boston, and New York to discuss the latest sector trends, the key areas of growth, and factors relevant to considering Canada as a place to invest

If you would like to attend or receive more information, please contact Chrissy McNasby at or +1 917 551 5101.